Injury & Violence Prevention Certificate Program

The Injury & Violence Prevention Certificate program is available to PhD students at the Laney Graduate School (LGS) and MPH students at the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH). This interdisciplinary program is coordinated through the Emory Center for Injury Control and connects students to a broad network of professionals and organizations working locally, regionally, nationally and internationally in injury and violence prevention.

Students in the program gain access to relevant courses across LGS/RSPH, a variety of practicum opportunities and conduct relevant research while preparing to work in a field related to injury prevention.  The program utilizes an interdisciplinary approach of training and mentoring students in preparation for leadership in injury prevention or a related field. Graduates of the program receive a certificate with their diploma and a notation on their transcript representing their preparation and valuable experience in the field of injury and violence prevention.

The purpose of this program is to prepare graduate students to become leaders of injury and violence prevention within their chosen discipline by:

  • Raising awareness of the importance of injury and violence prevention within the graduate student population and engaging Emory’s scholars around an issue of great relevance to society;
  • Increasing the understanding of the causes, consequences and control strategies for injury and violence among students in varied disciplines;
  • Educating graduate students on research design and analysis methods used to study injury and prevention;
  • Exposing students to a vast network of injury experts and practitioners to aid in their professional development.

In addition to the notation on their transcripts and receiving a certificate, participants in the program will walk away with a broad set of experiences and skills relevant to careers in violence and injury prevention as well as a personal connection to the vast professional network represented by the ECIC.

The ECIC affords numerous professional development opportunities to students including summer scholarships, trainings, lectures and Brown Bag Lecture series. Doctoral students are required to attend at least 2 lectures during their enrollment in the program, but the lectures are recommended to all students who are interested in injury prevention. In addition, the ECIC will assist with the placement of students in practica relevant to their academic and professional interests. Practica are on a local, state and national level. These opportunities allow students to develop connections to injury prevention beyond the classroom and provides opportunity to develop skills in preparation for working in the field.